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West Tamworth (Coledale)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for West Tamworth (Coledale) is 2,931, with a population density of 10.69 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

West Tamworth (Coledale) is located to the west of the Tamworth CBD. West Tamworth (Coledale) is bounded by the Oxley Highway and Gunnedah Road in the north, the railway line in the east, the locality of Warral in the south, and the locality of Westdale in the west.

Name origin

West Tamworth is named for the area to the west of Tamworth, which is named after a town in Staffordshire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s. Growth was minimal until the 1870s and 1880s, aided by the construction of the railway line. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, particularly during the 1960s and 1970s. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

West Tamworth (Coledale) is a residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Coledale Community Centre, Centenary Park, Coledale Community Park, Granny Munro Park, Lloma Park and one school.

Included areas

West Tamworth (Coledale) is the western part of the locality of Tamworth.